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Refurb Drives

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by jilter, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. jilter

    jilter Happy to be here.

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    Oh wise and wonderful TCF:
    what is your opinion on using a refurbished drive?
    The drives specified for upgrades are getting more and more difficult to find.
    Thanks,
    Jill
     
  2. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    It kind of depends on how lucky you feel. :D I've had a warranty replacement refurb Maxtor 120 GB hard disk in one of my TiVos for many years now and it has been working well despite having a few bad sectors accumulate over time. I also had a client that would buy refurb drives for an ancient server and many arrived DOA. That being said, there have been a bunch of cheap refurbs on newegg over the past few months that I would consider giving a shot because they were so cheap.
     
  3. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

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    1saleaday.com has a flash deal today for all kinds of refurb drives for both PCs and laptops. Personally, I prefer new drives to refurbs simply because the price differential is worth the full warranty. A refurb drive typically has only a 30-90 day warranty whereas a new drive can be three years or longer.
     

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